Now into the craziness of re-writing *gulp*. I’ve done so many things differently this time around. With The Arrival – as I didn’t actually consider publishing it in the beginning – I read it constantly. It was great fun to do, having never written a novel before. With Awakening I’ve read through sections but not the entire thing. I know how many times I’ll read it whilst re-writing and I don’t want to dislike it too soon (we all get to that stage, it passes but for a while you despise it ;p).
With The Arrival I wrote in a straight line time-wise. From beginning to end.
With Awakening I wrote what ever scene took my fancy then jig-sawed them together.
When editing The Arrival I had a few close critiquers who went over it again and again. This time around I have added a few more critiquers/editors to the pot and I am trying to make sure they only see it once. I want all eyes on the MS to be as fresh as possible. It’s going to be an interesting few months. My fingers are already twitching to begin re-writing but I don’t expect to see my first critiquers thoughts for at least a week… I think I might do lots of sewing to keep my fingers occupied *grin*. It is a GREAT start to the weekend and I sooooo can’t wait to see it complete!
Take care all!